Bird hits Ahmedabad-Mumbai flight carrying 116 passengers

By: | Updated: November 12, 2014 1:12 PM

Last week, a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane with around 140 passengers on board had hit a stray buffalo on the runway.

A Mumbai-bound GoAir plane, carrying 116 passengers, landed under emergency conditions at the city airport yesterday, after a bird hit it minutes after its take-off, an airport official said.

“An Ahmedabad to Mumbai GoAir flight number 368, carrying 116 passengers, made an emergency landing due to a bird hit, after it took off from the city airport,” Acting Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport S P Pandey told PTI.

Pandey said all the passengers and crew-members are safe and were provided with an alternative flight to Mumbai.

The incident occurred after the flight took off at 9.15 am when it was at a height of around 300 feet, he said.

The bird-hit damaged the engine of the GoAir aircraft, which is being repaired, Pandey said.

Last week, a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane with around 140 passengers on board had hit a stray buffalo on the runway while rolling for take-off from Surat airport.

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